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Fresh off of spearheading the Global Climate Strike, which saw millions of participants around the world, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived at the United Nations General Assembly for a climate summit, continuing her efforts to engage world leaders in the fight against the climate crisis.

There was another notable figure there too: President Donald Trump.

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Once again, Conservatives attempted to come for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Once again, she beat them at their own game.

A recent ad from MRCTV entitled More Shallow Thoughts with AOC uses a clip from an Instagram Live video in which she explains that the eventual monetary damage wreaked by an unaddressed climate crisis—such as mass flooding and worldwide food shortage—would be far greater than the cost of investing in putting a stop to it.

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Many like to pretend that the climate crisis is a recent discovery. Some still refuse to acknowledge that it's even real.

But a newspaper clipping from 1912 is beginning to recirculate for its chillingly on point prediction of what we know today as global warming. Feautured in the August 14, 1912 issue of The Rodney & Otamatea Times, the headline reads: Coal Consumption Affecting Climate.

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The climate crisis is just that: a crisis. Temperatures are rising, we're drowning in trash, and if substantial action isn't taken to offset the changing climate within a decade, the damage will be irrevocable.

With the United States government often slow to act, local governments and individuals have begun taking small steps to leave less of a footprint. This includes replacing plastic straws with paper straws. A biodegradable alternative to plastic, these paper straws pose less of a threat to plants and animals when they inevitably end up in the ocean or on the ground.

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President Donald Trump's favorite network, Fox News, often hesitates to correct the president on his incessant lies. In fact, the network all too often helps perpetuate them.

But when Trump took the podium for a speech on the environment on Monday, the network took the extraordinary step of fact checking the president live on air.

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It's no secret that the climate change crisis is one of the most urgent threats facing the entire planet. If drastic action isn't taken in the next few years, the consequences will be irreversible.

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled back Obama-era limits on carbon emissions in coal-fueled power plants, allowing states to set their own carbon emissions standards. According to the EPA's own findings, the move could result in as many as 1300 deaths by 2030.

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